Trend report – new materials & textures in kitchen design

Last Updated on : 22nd June 2017

Gone are the days of banks of sterile-looking kitchens, today’s kitchen furniture is more about mixing it up. The big trend is for introducing layers of texture using metallic finishes and highly textured surfaces.

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Roundhouse bespoke island in Antique Brass Metal Wrap with worktop African Fusion in sharknose profile, leather finish, with tall Metro cabinets in matt lacquer Figured Anegre vertical grain veneer with Gaggenau appliances.

At the forefront of kitchen innovation for over 20 years, bespoke kitchen company Roundhouse has been instrumental in introducing texture and developing unique metal finishes. Director Jamie Telford says, “Matt and high gloss lacquers in kitchens will always be popular but we think it’s important to keep innovating. Metal wrapped doors and panels and textured surfaces for cabinetry in the kitchen are an emerging trend and Roundhouse is very much ahead of the game as it is the theme of our newest collections; an exclusive range of metal wraps in matt sanded Brass and Copper, Antique Brass, Antique Copper and Blackened Steel”


Metal wraps are reflective and rich, with depth and texture and can be interwoven with matt or gloss lacquers, beautiful book matched veneers or textured finishes creating a layered effect. They will age and acquire a natural patina, which adds to the beauty and richness of the product.

Look out too for highly textured finishes like Roundhouse River-washed Walnut ply or bleached Driftwood, use them in unusual combinations with simple hand painted matt lacquer and gorgeous natural stone.

By using bespoke cabinetry in unusual materials and finishes and echoing them throughout the open plan spaces of contemporary homes, the lines between kitchen and living areas can be effortlessly blurred.


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